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Cherry-like apricot blossoms start to dye Da Lat pink on New Year

Saturday, January 02, 2021, 11:03 GMT+7
Cherry-like apricot blossoms start to dye Da Lat pink on New Year
Visitors are taking picture with mai anh dao flowers blossoming near Lang Biang, a popular tourism site in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre

Visitors to the Central Highlands city of Da Lat in recent days have been treated with stunning ‘mai anh dao’ (cherry-like apricot blossoms) which started to bloom since late December.

The flowers have seen its full bloom in the outlying area around Da Lat such as Xuan Truong and Tram Hanh communes and the neighboring Lac Duong District’s Lat and Da Nhim communes, where have lots of perennial trees.

A photo captures a perennial mai anh dao tree in Da Lat. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
A photo captures a perennial mai anh dao tree in Da Lat. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre

‘Mai and dao’ flowers are expected to continue blossoming in the area during a week, making New Year holiday the best time to come and see.

The flowers are often found on mountains or gardens of K’Ho and Cil ethnic people groups.

Mai and dao flowers blossom in a forest in the outlying area around Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai and dao flowers blossom in a forest in the outlying area around Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre

In the next few weeks, visitors to downtown Da Lat can also enjoy the beauty of ‘mai anh dao’ on streets including Tran Hung Dao, Hung Vuong, Trieu Viet Vuong, Quang Trung and Ho Tung Mau.

The areas surrounding Xuan Huong Lake and Tuyen Lam Lake are also perfect places to see ‘mai anh dao’ blossoming.

Mai anh dao starts to blossom on Tran Hung Dao Street in Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao starts to blossom on Tran Hung Dao Street in Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre

‘Mai anh dao,’ which has become a signature of the Central Highlands city, often has its leaves completely falling down during its blossom season, creating a unique picture from the pink shade of the blooming flowers.

A photo captures a mai and dao tree in its bloom with all the leaves having fallen down. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
A photo captures a mai and dao tree in its bloom with all the leaves having fallen down. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre

Predicting a sharply increase in the number of tourists visiting the city in the next two to three weeks, the People’s Committee in Da Lat has advised tourists to make hotel booking before arrivals.

Mai anh dao flowers blossom on a mountain in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao flowers blossom on a mountain in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao starts to blossom on Tran Hung Dao Street in Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao starts to blossom on Tran Hung Dao Street in Da Lat in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho / Tuoi Tre
The older the tree is, the more flowers it produces. Photo: Duc Tho / Tuoi Tre
The older the tree is, the more flowers it produces. Photo: Duc Tho / Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao flowers are blossoming along a road to a coffee farm in Da Lat. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao flowers are blossoming along a road to a coffee farm in Da Lat. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
A forest of mai anh dao is seen on the mountainside of Lang Biang. This is among areas in Da Lat that has seen the first blossom. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
A forest of mai anh dao is seen on the mountainside of Lang Biang. This is among areas in Da Lat that has seen the first blossom. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao flowers blossom at Lat Commune in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong’s Lac Duong District in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre
Mai anh dao flowers blossom at Lat Commune in the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong’s Lac Duong District in late December 2020. Photo: Duc Tho/ Tuoi Tre

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